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City of Midland News Release

Posted on: October 25, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Ribbon cutting for new Municipal Court set for Wednesday; building open to public on Monday

The City of Midland will celebrate the ribbon cutting of its new Municipal Court building at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at its new location in downtown Midland.

The 29,000 sq. ft., two-story facility at 201 E. Texas Ave., located at the northeast corner of North Baird Street and East Texas Avenue, is expected to serve the City of Midland's needs for the next 50 years.

The facility's amenities include secure entrances,three courtrooms, processing areas, central detention and arraignment facilities, paperless workflows, administrative offices including prosecutors' offices and magistrate facilities. Developers and City officials planned the Court to be able to accommodate Midland's continued growth while being fiscally responsible with taxpayers' dollars.

"The new Court will allow us to serve the citizens more efficiently and treat them with greater dignity," said Judge Sharon Hatten. Former Presiding Judge Robin Smith will also be in attendance to celebrate the project, which he oversaw during 18 months of construction.

MW Builders constructed the facility, which was designed by Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects. The new court will be open to the public starting Monday, Oct. 31.

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Media contact: Public Information Officer Sara Bustilloz

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